Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Little of This and a Little of That

Two weeks before Christmas, I had sinus surgery (deviated septum  repair (septoplasty), so I was sort of under the gun to get things done as early as I could because I didn't know how I was going to feel afterward, and I knew I was hosting Christmas dinner for my family (20 people).  Unfortunately, the day after my surgery my husband came down with a cold that led to a sinus infection, and I in turn caught the sinus infection two days after him.  Not at all fun when you are forbidden to blow your nose for at least two weeks after the surgery!

At any rate, I survived and my nose now breathes much better and actually even sits a little straighter than it did before - YAY!

Here is just a smattering of photos covering the holiday season in our home.

Danny with his big gift - a hoodie from Millersville University!

The Nighmare Before Christmas is a favorite in our house - so if we see any "Jack" or "Sally" things, they are definitely snapped up to give for Christmas.

My son turned 17 three days after Christmas - So, his December is always a very "giftful" month.

Freckles decided that my husband's chair is now his own to sleep in all day long...

My niece's little boy could possibly be the next "Woody" in Toy Story - it was one of his favorite Christmas gifts.

I made my daughter go outside and shovel in the snow/sleet/freezing rain because nobody else was around to do it.

And Ruby appointed herself chief window viewer and sofa guarder in our house.

Yes, the camera is pretty much always at the ready....  Now, if I could just get a grasp of Photoshop CS4, all would be perfect!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Totally Perplexed

Noah is my neighbor and we visited with him, his parents, and his new baby sister on Sunday - We go over to their home the Sunday right after the Feast of the Epiphany each year now, this being the third year, to have some King Cake

While I was taking photographs, Noah looked up at me with a rather perplexed look on his face...

He then had to get a little closer....

Nope, still couldn't figure whatever it was, so he got a bit closer....

If he gets much closer, he'll be IN the camera!!!  However, .....
He  had to get just a little bit closer..  While we're not quite sure what he was looking at, we are guessing that he maybe saw the the shutter opening and closing.  Whatever it was, I'm glad "it" was there because I got to take lots of photos of this very perplexed, and very cute little guy.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Just Put on a Happy Face

This week's theme at I Heart Faces is all about smiles.  I think this qualifies, don't you.

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy 2011!

I am starting off my year with an entry into I Heart Faces contest this week.  It's been so long since I've entered photos or blogged about anything.  Believe me, my life's just fine and all is going well.  I just stepped back for a while and am working longer hours.  When I stop work by 9, 10, or 11 at night, my brain is just too fried to compose any blog posts.

But, I hope to change that up a little bit.  If I can get my work done by dinner and let the evenings be just for fun and relaxation, then I can get back to blogging more often.  As it is, with college tuition for one I need to grab all the work that I can.  College for the second child is only a year and half or so away - so hard to believe.

So, back to my entry - one of my favorite subjects is my niece's little boy - and he never gives me a hard time about taking his photo - at least not yet.  But, then again he's only three years old.

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